When should eggs be introduced into an infant's diet?

The most recent recommendation from the Academy of Pediatrics is that eggs can be given to infants when complementary foods are added to the diet. (1) The only egg ingredient used in Baby’s Only Organic® formulas is egg phospholipid (also known as egg lecithin) from organic egg yolk which is the source of the fatty acids DHA and ARA in the formula.   However, the organic DHA and ARA used in Baby’s Only Organic® formulas has been tested as nondetectable egg allergen by a third party laboratory.  If a child has a history of food allergies, consultation with the child’s healthcare provider is always recommended before use of any new food including Baby’s Only Organic® formulas containing organic DHA.

(1) Greer FR, Sicherer SH, Burks AW, and the Committee on Nutrition and Section on Allergy and Immunology, “Effects of early nutritional interventions on the development of atopic disease in infants and children: the role of maternal dietary restriction, breastfeeding, timing of introduction of complementary foods, and hydrolyzed formulas,” Pediatrics, 2008; 121: 183-191.

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